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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 10, 2010 6:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 74 show you would NOT recommend ?

I like the Europe, and the Winterland run more than some of you I guess ( and the Winterland more that the Europe ), but I think you are correct that there was a falloff , compared with the earlier part of the year when the whole shows had a little more going for them . To me the jams are fine, but the standard sort of songs seem a little tired in execution . I would think this would be especially evident after listening to all those Europe 72 shows, were the most common 1st set song is mostly great .I know there were all sorts of problems, in this period coke, personal , financial ( by the way, I thought Garcia was exposed to Persian in the "time off" period ? But I just don't know ).I still think 74 was one of their best years, but
maybe it was a good time to take a break .